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Kingston University

Fine Art and Art History

UCAS Code: WV1H
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

61%

Subjects
  • History by topic
  • Fine art
Student score
77% LOW
79% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£17k MED
£15k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

A minimum of 112 tariff points to include an art and design related subject within overall tariff

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Typical offer AAAA to include an art and design related subject within overall tariff

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Art and Design subject with a minimum total of 280 UCAS points.

International Baccalaureate
27

Visual Arts

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

A minimum of 280 UCAS points is required

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

61%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This course combines two distinct but related areas, enabling you to realise your creative potential in fine art while developing the critical, historical and creative approaches necessary to understand the cultures of contemporary art in particular. This combined approach provides the skills and subject knowledge needed for careers in the visual arts and the creative industries.

Modules

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At Kingston University we offer world-class facilities, award-winning resources, an enviable location, excellent links with industry and a diverse student population. We make it our goal to provide you with the skills and experiences you need to go on and make a difference – to your own life and those around you.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
34%
66%

Year 1

31%
69%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
92%
8%

Year 1

87%
13%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 85%
Student score 77% LOW
Able to access IT resources

79%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

76%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
37% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
85% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
31% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
381 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are leisure and travel services

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
History is a very popular subject – in 2012, nearly 11,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs. Consequently, history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many – probably most – jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, management and sales and marketing. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year – only law saw more graduates continue on to study. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, politics and museum studies were also popular postgraduate courses.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 84%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

84%

Feedback on work has been prompt

94%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

87%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
23% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
73% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
421 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £15k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

15%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Fine arts students, particularly some mature students, are more likely than students of many other subjects to have no need or desire to find work after their degree – quite a few students have already retired and are taking the degree for the excellent reason that they love art, and they're willing to pay to study it. You should bear this in mind if the stats you see feature particularly low employment rates. If you need to earn a living once you've finished your fine art degree, be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' – having several part-time jobs or commissions at once. Many courses help you prepare for freelancing. Over one in 10 of last year’s fine arts graduates had more than one job six months after graduation, over twice the average for graduates from 2012. Graduates from these subjects are often found in arts jobs, as artists, designers, photographers and similar jobs, or as arts and entertainment officers or teachers – although it's perfectly possible to get jobs outside the arts if you wish.
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